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Bunguran

 

Natuna, an Indonesian archipelago in the southern part of the South China Sea. Area, 1, 300 sq km. Major islands include Bunguran-Besar, Subi-Besar, and Laut. The islands are formed of granite, and their terrain is hilly. The highest point, in the central portion of Bunguran-Besar, is 959 m. The shoreline is edged with coral reefs. Climate, equatorial. Annual precipitation, more than 2, 000 mm. Evergreen tropical rain forests. Crops: coconuts, rice, and corn.

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Meanwhile, strong winds with waves of up to 3.5m high are also expected to hit waters around south Samui, Tioman, Bunguran, Condore, Reef South, Reef North, Layang-layang, Labuan, and Palawan.
As defined by recent work, including the powerful tool of phylogenetic research, 63 species of the land mammals are considered to be endemic to the Borneo biogeographic area (including the Natuna langur of Bunguran Is), with the possibility that other cryptic endemic species may be revealed in due course.
A while later, Indonesia's Bunguran Selatan Archipelago loomed off the port side, the translucent sea turquoise over its reefs.